verb (used with or without object), Fletch·er·ized, Fletch·er·iz·ing.

to chew (food) slowly and thoroughly.

Also especially British, Fletch·er·ise.

Origin of Fletcherize

1900–05, Americanism; see Fletcherism, -ize
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Historical Examples of fletcherize

  • I like to Fletcherize them with my mind, and with those senses which my mind can set astir.

    Sunlight Patch

    Credo Fitch Harris

  • The two extra months at sea gave him an insight into a great business, and he had the time to fletcherize his ideas.

  • The raffish mongrel was apparently endeavouring to fletcherize a complete stranger of the Sealyham family.

  • At first people who Fletcherize or chew their food perfectly, usually lose weight.

    How to Eat

    Thomas Clark Hinkle

  • Eat slowly, Fletcherize each mouthful, it will reduce you, give you a new taste of flavors not known to the glutton.

    Supreme Personality

    Delmer Eugene Croft